Browsing: Dee Rees
FilmNation financing/producing the drama about the 1970 battle to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment that rallied Gloria Steinem, Flo Kennedy and other Women’s movement leaders against the conservative Phyllis Schlafly.
Marco Villalobos will adapt Joan Didion’s bestselling 1996 book, which is described as a political thriller in the vein of The Parallax View. The story follows a Washington Post journalist who is thrown unexpectedly into the dangerous world of arms dealing.
Rees has an idea for a low-budget horror movie set in one location, inspired by her and her wife’s own experiences when they first moved into their new home in a small town. Rees said they felt like “a ghost, or maybe some other force” didn’t want them to be there, let alone fitting in with their neighbors.
While most of the Hollywood contingent at Sundance has already left Park City, there are still plenty of festival deals being made, chief among them one for Dee Rees’ acclaimed drama Mudbound, which is the hottest acquisition title left on the board.
On Tuesday, the Directors Guild Association released the nominees for their top honors in directing for features. On Wednesday, the DGA released the nominees for television and commercials, completing the list of candidates for this year’s top honors.
The series will be based on the book by Isabel Wilkerson. Rees will write and executive produce the series, with Rhimes producing under her Shondaland moniker. FX Productions will team with ABC Signiature for the project.
Follows legendary blues artist Bessie Smith and her transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today.
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